San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Looking to break into the Fashion Industry? Already in the industry and feel stuck? Or just want to get some of your burning questions answered by top leaders in the industry? Then this event is a MUST for you! We are hosting a Fashion Industry Panel Event where we are having some of the TOP leaders in each category of the industry speak about their experience in the industry.
So far we have the below categories covered;
Merchandiser, Designer, Photographer, Production Manager, PR, Stylist, Graphic Designer, Visual Merchandiser, plus more!
The format of the event will go something like this;
WHEN: Thursday July 24th 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: The Hill, 416 3rd Ave at 29th St. Upstairs area
WHAT: Fashion Industry Panel Event
WHO: Everyone and anyone can come! We have a private space that holds up to 100 people so let's pack it out.
WHY: Are you trying to get into the industry or maybe you feel stuck with where you are? Learn from the ones who have already done it and can show you how
COST: $10 early bird, $15 at door for cost of space and some yummy apps! (refunds if cancel up to 4 days prior to event)
BRING: Your paper/mobile ticket with you
Shatonia Amee- Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist firstname.lastname@example.org @shatoniaamee
First appearing on the scene in early 2005, Shatonia Amee teaches the everyday woman how to bring the catwalk to the sidewalk as well as how to recreate celebrity looks for less by being the ultimate shopping guide. Shatonia Amee has quickly made a name for herself as one of New York’s most sought after celebrity wardrobe stylist and Fashion Editor. Shatonia Amee has had a meteoric rise within the industry with a list of credits that include Hermes, Saint Laurent, Dior, Prada, Vera Wang, Heidi Kill, Karlie Kloss, Elle Varner, Wale and Chanel Imanand many more. Ms. Shatonia Amee has been sharing her fashion expertise with Hearst’s Real Beauty (www.realbeauty.com), for years and now is an editor for Today's Black Woman Style Report.But her experience doesn’t stop there. Shatonia Amee’s work has also been featured in media outlets including W25, Raine magazine, Status Magazine, on the red-carpet at the Daytime Emmys, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and 106th and Park. Today, she is a well established celebrity wardrobe stylist and CEO of her own company Pink Suede Inc.
Tamara Walker- PR Director email@example.com
@nyprdiva @sienamediagrp @curvysocialite
Felicia Kellish- Merchandiser firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Kellish is a Merchandiser and a self owned fashion designer for over 20 years. She has worked as a Creative Design Director and traveled closely with the Head Merchandiser to direct the design team and introduce new product. She assisted with the Launch of a Better Sportswear Line owned by China Ting. For 15 years she worked as the Head Designer and Merchandiser of her own Moderate Missy Sportswear and dress line, which sold to department stores, specialty stores, QVC and HSN (which she also was a host on). She was responsible for all aspects of design, merchandising and development of the line specializing in soft separates and prints. Total volume for the line was 96 million, and it was all domestic product. Wow! Kellish graduated from Moore College with a BA in Fashion Design and illustration. Kellish is well recognized for her achievements and was honored a Tommy Award for Best print in Design.
Rusela Yap- Production Manager email@example.com@ruselay
Rusela Yap is an established Production Manager who has been in the business for over than 27 years. Yap describes her job as having the ability to mold together the missing components and to deliver a great product to the customer. She says “ You have to be able to juggle a lot of things including;
-holding your designer’s hand to interpret their creation to the mass market at a competitive price without losing its identity
-understand and meet the trends
-support sales with their commitment to their customer be it price or delivery
-as well as being able to support warehouse by making the merchandise or cargo floor ready.
Over several years she has brought her skills and expertise to many companies including, Bonjour jeans, Leslie Fay , Karin Stevens, Chetta B, Dorby Frocks/ kellwood, Morgan , Studio 1, R&M , Adrianna Papell, and Herman Kay.
Jacki Easlick- Design Directorjacki@jackieaslick.com@jackieaslick
Jacki Easlick is the former Design Director for Kenneth Cole Productions and Vera Bradley Designs. She has also designed for Victoria’s Secret, Nine West, Baggallini, Izak Henri Bendel, Target, Nike, Macy’s, as well as Hello Kitty. Jacki launched her own leather handbag business in 2010 and jewelry collection in 2013. Jacki is also a keynote speaker for handbags at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Event hosted by Tim Gunn for the past 5 years. She has attended focus group studies on handbags in Tokyo, Osaka and New York. In 2014 Jacki launched a new invention called the Tote Hanger for which she holds the design patent and trademark for. It is currently being sold at all the Container Stores throughout the USA and doing extremely well. Jacki has a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Aquinas College, Bachelor’s in Advertising, and an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communication from Ferris State University. She has also taken executive training courses at Northwestern University in Chicago and University of Michigan.
Charles Norfleet-Photographer firstname.lastname@example.org @charlesnorfleet
Charles Norfleet is a self taught photographer who in five short years has managed to become a member of New York Fashion Week International Press Corps that covers Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. He photographs the fashion shows himself and if needed and has other photographers as part of his team. However he’s not just a runway fashion photographer, Charles can be found in the studio shooting model portfolios, fashion editorials and any other fashion related looks the client desires. When not photographing fashion, Charles is a regular fixture on the New York City red carpet scene. His photos have been published locally and nationally in magazines and newspapers such as Us Weekly, People, Delta Sky Magazine, StyleLine Magazine (Detroit), TV Guide, Women's World, The National Enquirer, USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Today's Black Women, Juicy Magazine and numerous international publications. His photos have also appeared on television programs - Ellen Degeneres, Wendy Williams, E!, TMZ, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, Fuse TV, and The Today Show just to name a few. Charles thoroughly enjoys his life as a photographer and plans on traveling next to Milan and Paris for the 2015 runway presentations.
Gavin Wassung-Graphic Designer email@example.com @gavinwassung
Gavin Wassung is a well known graphic designer and a professor at Pratt Institute. After graduating from Pratt in 2007, Gavin spent four years working in advertising as an Art Director for agencies including Arnold Worldwide and Grey Group. In 2011, Gavin started working for himself and was the feature for a Crain's New York Business article that examined the best freelancers and independent contractors. He has worked with multiple startups and market leaders such as Clinique, Colgate, Diageo, DHL, Hanes, Harry Winston, Hershey's, HTC, McDonalds, Nine West, Powerade, Subway, Timex. Gavin's work has been exhibited at the Art Director's Club, One Club, Pratt Show, Connecticut Art Director's Club, and the Advertising Club of Connecticut. He specializes in identity design and works closely with brand strategy and innovation teams to bring thoughts and ideas into the visual and interactive space.
Monyetta Nation- Visual Merchandiser firstname.lastname@example.org
Monyetta is a well established Visual Merchandiser that has worked with many different stores and designers. In the years, she has worked with Macy’s where she managed 100+ mannequins on 2 floors with high consumer traffic and demand. She was the fashion show director for Shop Addicts Indie fashion show in the 2010 NY Fashion Night Out where she was the coordinator for 7 indie designers and created the show guide with details on vendors, sponsors and designers. Today, she works as a Visual Merchandise Manager for Billabong and a production assistant where she is responsible to dress all assigned models for runway and television presentations for clientele such as Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Victoria’s Secret, Ines and many more. Monyetta has accomplished so much and was the featured designer at the JustONE fashion event in DC. Monyetta has a BS in interior design and a minor in Marketing from University of Alabama as well as second Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design.
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Hi, I’m Christine Daal, the founder and CEO of Fashion Angel Warrior.
Fashion Angel Warrior is a company dedicated to mentoring and coaching individuals on how to succeed in this tough competitive industry. Our agency consists of a whole team of consultants and experts who are ready to meet all of your needs. Whether you want to start your own line, learn how to become a fashion designer, or even just know how to dress for your body type, you have come to the right place! From fashion start up and career coaching to image consultations and styling, our main goal is to help you turn your passion for fashion into a reality!
With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry, I have worked as a designer for various companies including Polo Ralph Lauren, Jones Apparel Group, Adrianna Papell, and Flip Dresses. I had a lot of success early on in my career, reaching the position of Head Designer by the age of 24 and then Vice President of Design and Merchandising by the time I was 30. My work has been featured on various TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition and QVC as well as in magazines such as Seventeen Prom, Teen Prom, Savvy, Elle, and Lucky. I feel so blessed to have done so many things throughout my career, from shopping trips to Europe to dressing models backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, to designing for celebrities, and even starting my own fashion line (which sold out its first 2 weeks in store!) I have been interviewed as a fashion expert in the book “Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls” by Debbie Kiederer and Marybeth Maida, and I even had the honor of being interviewed during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Now I want to help you achieve the same dreams and success!
Fashion Business & Career Coach, Image Consultant & Stylist
"Turning your passion for fashion into a reality”